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Robotic Automation Modules for Production

Objective

RAMPup aims to improve European SME production competitiveness by effectively decreasing the integration effort needed for automating small production lines. A framework and infrastructure for modular industrial automation systems will be developed and applied to eight use-cases from four European end users, carefully selected to require a broad range of processes. Technologies for automating these processes exist, but are too inflexible and expensive for the business case for automation to be viable, certainly in SME contexts. Four demonstrators will be realized and brought to TRL7 proving their performance in real operational environments at end user sites.
The methodology involves creating manufacturer-independent process modules which are self-contained: hardware, software and process functionality; wrapped to be “plug-n-play” with all other modules in the set and with the framework platform. We anticipate that many modules will be based on existing technologies, completed and wrapped to become RAMPup modules. A repository of process modules at this level, accepted as usable by SIs, will greatly reduce the customization needed for new automation installations, thus reducing the cost to end-users. Modularisation also allows physical reconfiguration of the workcell and re-use of component modules across very different product variants.
Beyond the technical realization of the modular automation framework, RAMPup aims to open a new market allowing developers of automation solutions to deploy, distribute and commercialize their products. RAMPup will demonstrate the business perspectives within the project and thus convince module developers and system integrators to enter the new market.
The ambition in RAMPup is thus not only to create eight functioning robot workcells at end-user sites but also to provide a fast-track for SME robot developers to get their technologies to market.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 250 530

Participants (9)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 996 250
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
KJV AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 102 375
Address
Kobenhavnsvej 3
4800 Nykobing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNICON APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 349 553,75
Address
Sjaellandsvej 17
9500 Hobro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MRK - SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 312,50
Address
Staetzlinger Strasse 70
86165 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIBAS AUTOMATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 344 750
Address
Sluiswachter 20 B
3861 SN Nijkerk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELOS MEDTECH PINOL AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 240 940
Address
Engvej 33
3330 Gorlose
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VESTAS MANUFACTURING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 122 150
Address
Hedeager 42
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROTO FRANK BAUELEMENTE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Wilhelm Frank Strasse 38-40
97980 Bad Mergentheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
C-MEC KORTRIJK NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 122 150
Address
Ringlaan 17
8501 Heule
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)